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Érd

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Érd (German: Hanselbeck; Croatian: Andzabeg) is a suburb just southwest of Budapest in Pest County. It has the largest population in Pest County with about 67,000 inhabitants.

Understand[edit]

The area has been inhabited since ancient times. Archaeological findings indicate that prehistoric men lived here 50,000 years ago.

Érd itself was first mentioned in documents in 1243. The name comes either from the word erdő ("forest") or from ér ("stream").

During the Ottoman occupation of Hungary, Érd was captured by the Turks in 1543, after the castle of Székesfehérvár fell. The Turks built a motte castle and a mosque here. In these times, the place was called Hamzsabég (Hamzabey). In 1684, the army led by Charles V, Duke of Lorraine defeated the Turks near Érd.

In 1776, Érd became an oppidum (town). It is possible that it already had been oppidum before the Ottoman occupation. In the early 20th century, Érd became the property of the Károlyi family. The town grew, but remained mainly an agricultural town until 1972, when several new facilities were built and the touristic value of Érd grew. Érd was the fastest-growing locality in Hungary between the 1991 and 2001 censuses (up 30.6%). Érd granted the rank of city with county rights in 2006.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Érd has five train stops and stations: two are in the center, Érd felső (upper Érd) and Érd alsó (lower Érd); three other are in the outskirts, Érd, Érdliget and Tétényliget. There are two train lines, so you better figure out beforehand where you want to get off.

Érd alsó[edit]

Trains  S30  and  Z30  are available in every 30 minutes (weekdays) / hourly (weekends) from Budapest-Déli pályaudvar to Székesfehérvár via Martonvásár and Gárdony. The journey from Budapest takes 16 minutes and costs 370 Ft.

Trains  S36  and  G43  (only on weekends) are available hourly (weekdays) / in every 30 minutes (weekends) from Kőbánya-Kispest (Budapest) to Tárnok, Székesfehérvár. The journey from Budapest takes 37 minutes and costs 560 Ft.

1 Érd alsó Train Station, Budai út 13, +36 1 349-4949, . Ticket office: M–Sa 05:10–16:40, Su 06:10–16:40. The train station is at the center. Érd alsó railway station (Q21996850) on Wikidata

Érd felső[edit]

Hungarian Geographical Museum in Érd

Trains  S40  and  S42  are available hourly from Budapest-Déli pályaudvar to Pusztaszabolcs, Dunaújváros. The journey from Budapest to Érd felső takes 25 minutes and costs 370 Ft.

2 Érd felső Train Station, Diósdi út 21, +36 1 349-4949, . Ticket office: 04:50–16:45. The train station is at the center. Érd felső railway station (Q21876966) on Wikidata

By bus[edit]

From Budapest to Érd:

  • From Kelenföld vasútállomás  M4 : regional buses are available in every 10–20 minutes. The journey takes 34–43 minutes and costs 370–465 Ft.
  • From Budapest-Budatétény vasútállomás (Campona): regional buses are available in every two hours. The journey takes 18 minutes and costs 250 Ft.

3 Érd Bus Station, Budai út 13, +36 23 521-832, . Ticket office: M–F 06:00–18:00, Sa Su 06:00–16:00; public toilet: 06:00–19:00.

Regional bus line network map of Southwest Pest County.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

Volánbusz operates local buses in Érd. Tickets (in 2019): 185 Ft in advance, 225 Ft from driver. Passes (in 2019): 3880 Ft for a month, 2000 Ft for 15 days. Tickets can be purchased at the bus station. Further information: public transport timetable, public transport map.

By taxi[edit]

Aerial mapping mashine in Hungarian Geographical Museum, Érd

See[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • 1 Hungarian Geographical Museum (Magyar Földrajzi Múzeum), Budai út 4, +36 23 363-036, . Apr–Nov: Tu–Su 10:00–18:00, Dec–Mar: Tu–F 10:00–17:00, Sa Su 10:00–18:00. Housed in Wimpffen Mansion built around 1840 in Classicist style. The Hungarian travellers and explorers exhibit shows the life and work of the nation's most famous travellers. Whereas the Scientific explorers of the Carpathian Basin exhibit gives a taste of the academic achievements of the professionals engaged in the exploration of the Carpathian Basin, an area that includes Hungary. Adult: 1000 Ft; senior, student: 500 Ft. Hungarian Geographical Museum (Q1161930) on Wikidata
  • 2 Érd Local History Museum (Érdi Helytörténeti Kiállítás), Felső utca 3, +36 23 363-036, . Apr–Nov: Tu–Su 10:00–18:00, Dec–Mar: Tu–F 10:00–17:00, Sa Su 10:00–18:00. Housed in a late 19th century house with a veranda. The exhibition plots the history of Érd from pre-historic times to the 1930s in a complex manner using archaeological, ethnographic, local history and sports history-related objects and artefacts. Adult: 400 Ft; senior, student: 200 Ft.
  • 3 Érd Gallery (Érdi Galéria), Alsó utca 2, +36 23 360-143, . Tu–Sa 10:00–18:00. Art gallery.

Historical buildings[edit]

Minaret in Érd
  • 4 Minaret, Mecset utca (Minaret bus 746), +36 20 234-7681, . Only on appointment. This is the third largest minaret in the country, after Pécs and Eger, and stands at 23 metres. Located in the old town (Ófalu). It is all that remains from the town's once important place in the Ottoman Empire from the 16th century. Due to the worn stairs and the lack of lighting, the minaret can be visited only at your own liability! 200 Ft. Minaret in Érd (Q1574050) on Wikidata Érd minaret on Wikipedia
  • 5 Saint Michael Roman Catholic Church (Szent Mihály római katolikus templom), Szent Mihály tér 1 (Termálfürdő bus 746). The present Baroque-style church was built between 1702–1723 using medieval Gothic church walls. The tower was built later. The religious life has been organized in 1694 by Bosnian Franciscans. Saint Michael Church in Érd (Q267433) on Wikidata
  • 6 Votive Chapel (Fogadalmi kápolna), Külső Római út 1/a (Minaret bus 746). Built in baroque style, in 1734, during the great plague. Main facade deorated with arched niche and a damaged statues of the Holy Trinity. The square-shaped chapel is closed with arch apse. Wooden bell tower is decorated with graceful helmet.
  • 7 Calvary Chapel (Kálvária-kápolna) (Sugár út bus 746). Reconstructed from a building from 1749.
  • 8 Roman Catholic Parish House (Római katolikus plébániaház), Molnár utca 6 (Termálfürdő bus 746). Built between 1686–1695 in Baroque style.
  • 9 Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church (Jézus szíve római katolikus templom), Karolina utca 1, +36 23 365-211, . Built in 1929.
  • 10 Ruins of Szapáry Mansion (Szapáry-kastély romjai), Kastély utca (Termálfürdő bus 746). Elements of the complex are the Baroque castle wall, tunnel system and some stone fragments of the mansion.
  • 11 Ruins of Dog Castle (Kutyavár romjai), Kutyavári utca 40–42 (1 km walk from Fürdő utca bus 710, 712, 722). Ruins of a Gothic sytle hunting mansion from the 15th century. Free to visit. (Q1122457) on Wikidata

Nature[edit]

  • 12 Saint Michael Well (Szent Mihály-kút), Római út (Termálfürdő bus 746). Natural mineral water. Created in 2017.
  • 13 Fundoklia Valley (Fundoklia-völgy) (1.5 km walk from Fülemüle utca bus 734, 755). The most beautiful landscape of Parkváros district. A Palaeolithic site was discovered at end of the valley. Karstic limestone and some rare plant species. Free to visit. Fundoklia Valley (Q56045985) on Wikidata
  • 14 Hight River Bank at Érd (Érdi-magaspart) (2 km walk from Termálfürdő bus 746). A steep promontory rises above the Danube, where the edge of the Mezőföld Plain ends like a tableland. Thanked to a variety of micro-topography and microclimate, evolved a very rich flora. There is a vice view to the river. Free to visit.
  • 15 Beliczay Island (Beliczay-sziget) (Termálfürdő bus 746). The landscape has most faithfully preserved the original appearance. Free to visit.

Do[edit]

Local History Museum in Érd

Buy[edit]

Inside the downtown:

  • 1 Príma, Kálvin tér 1, +36 23 522-620, . M–Sa 06:00–21:00, Su 07:00–18:00. Supermarket.
  • 2 Stop Shop Érd, Budai út 13. M–F 07:00–21:00, Sa Su 07:00–16:00; Spar supermarket: M–F 06:30–20:00, Sa 07:00–17:00, Su 08:00–15:00. Shopping center. Services: supermarket, fast food bar, clotes store, drug store, shoe store, bank, pharmacy, hair salon.

Outside the downtown:

  • 3 Interspar, Iparos utca 5 (Bem tér bus 735), +36 20 823-7398, . M–Sa 06:00–22:00, Su 08:00–19:00. Hypermarket.
  • 4 Market of Érd (Érdi piac), Széles utca 1 (Piac bus 746), + 36 23 365-610, . Tu 07:00–13:00, Sa 06:00–14:00. Traditional market. Services: grocery store, butcher, bakery, clothes store, shoe store.
  • 5 Tesco, Budafoki út 2-4 (Tesco bus 744, 746), . M–Sa 06:00–22:00, Su 07:00–20:00. Hypermarket.

Eat[edit]

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under 2100 Ft
Mid-range 2100–2600 Ft
Splurge Over 2600 Ft

Budget[edit]

Saint Michael Church in Érd

Inside the downtown:

Outside the downtown:

Mid-range[edit]

Inside the downtown:

  • 9 Cuba-Jack, Kálvin tér 5, +36-70-545-9786. M–Th Su 10:00–22:00, F Sa 10:00–23:45. Mediterranean restaurant and bar. 2210 Ft, pizza: 1900 Ft.
  • 10 Daiga Sushi, Kálvin tér 3, +36 30 999-9395. 11:00–21:00. Japanese restaurant. 2150 Ft.

Outside the downtown:

Splurge[edit]

Interior of Votive Chapel in Érd

Inside the downtown:

Outside the downtown:

Drink[edit]

Cafes[edit]

Saint Michael Well in Érd

Inside the downtown:

Outside the downtown:

Pubs and nightclubs[edit]

View from the Fundoklia Valley, Érd

Inside the downtown:

Outside the downtown:

Sleep[edit]

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under 11000 Ft
Mid-range 11000–14000 Ft
Splurge Over 14000 Ft

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

The Danube from the Hight River Bank at Érd
  • 3 Centrál Wine House (Centrál Borház), Diósdi út 3-5, +36 23 362-370, . Restaurant: M Su 08:00–20:00; Tu–Sa 08:00–22:00. 7 rooms. Traditional restaurant. Single room: 9300 Ft, double room: 11960 Ft, average meal: 2500 Ft.
  • 4 Katerina Guesthouse, Thököly Imre utca 18, +36 70 334-5437. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 11:00. Double room: 11990 Ft.

Splurge[edit]

  • 5 Parkland Inn, Nőszirom utca 11 (Muskátli utca bus 710, 712, 722), +36 20 327-7224. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 11:00. 4 rooms. Single room: 8900 Ft, double room: 14200 Ft.

Connect[edit]

Érd's postal code is H-2030, and its telephone area code is 23.

  • 1 Érd 1 Post Office, Angyalka utca 1/a, +36 23 521-943, . M–F 08:00–19:00, Sa 08:00–12:00.
  • 2 Zoltán Csuka City's Library (Csuka Zoltán Városi Könyvtár), Hivatalnok utca 14, +36 23 365-470, . M Tu 10:00–19:00, Th F 10:00–18:00, Sa 08:00–13:00. Internet access. Adult: 1800 Ft per year; senior: 1000 Ft per year; student: 900 Ft per year. Internet usage: 100 Ft per 30 minutes (150 Ft for visitors).

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